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Metered FAQ's

  • Digital Content Metering Questions
    • Why is the content on IBJ.com metered?
      • Metering unlocks all of our articles and allows all readers a limited number of free articles of their choice. Current digital subscribers have unlimited access to all IBJ editorial content plus special discounts on IBJ events, books and excel downloads of top 25 lists.
    • How does digital content metering work?
      • Digital content metering provides access to all IBJ’s articles and news content using the following parameters.
        1. Every reader is entitled to a limited number of free article views every 4 weeks.
        2. If readers have exceeded the free article limit, they can register at IBJ.com/registration for a limited number of additional free articles.
        3. When readers have reached the registered free view limit, a digital subscription will unlock unlimited access and privileges to all editorial content.
          • For new subscribers we offer two digital subscription options at IBJ.com/subscriptions or call Circulation at 317-634-6200.
            • IBJ Premium digital+print
              • unlimited access to IBJ digital content plus special discounts and excel downloads of IBJ Top 25 lists.
              • 52 weekly print issues plus IBJ Book of Lists in December.
            • IBJ digital only
              • unlimited access to IBJ digital content plus special discounts and excel downloads of IBJ Top 25 lists.
          • For current IBJ print only subscribers
            • For a limited time Print only subscribers are being offered a free upgrade to Premium digital+print at IBJ.com/upgrade and receive unlimited access to IBJ.com.
          • For IBJ digital only subscribers
            • By logging in to IBJ.com using email and password, current IBJ digital only subscribers have unlimited access. IBJ digital only subscribers can upgrade to IBJ Premium digital+print by calling Circulation at 317-634-6200.
    • What are the benefits of metering?
      • All of our articles are now unlocked which gives every reader limited free access to all IBJ articles. With Registration at IBJ.com there are additional limited free articles to access. If readers desire unlimited access plus all the other important benefits and privileges digital access offers they can subscribe to one of our digital offerings at IBJ.com/subscriptions.
      • Current digital subscribers login to IBJ.com using their email and password to receive any article, at any time and on any web-accessible device.
      • Readers choose what free articles they want to read on IBJ.com and IBJ’s eNewsletters. They are in complete control of what content to read and every article, every blog and PDF versions of IBJ’s Top 25 Lists are available to them. The only limitation is the number of free articles that can be viewed every 4 weeks.
    • Can I access digital content on tablets and mobile devices?
      • You can access all IBJ.com content from any web-accessible device and all content is optimized for viewing on whatever device you are using.
    • Why do I need to register for additional digital content?
      • Registration provides you with the important benefit of additional free articles every 4 weeks plus an easy way to purchase any subscription, event/book or Top 25 list download with your email and password.
    • If I reach my free view limit, can I just wait until the next month and start over again?
      • You can, but why would you want to? News doesn’t wait for the calendar page to turn and you can get guaranteed unlimited access with a subscription that represents not only an excellent value, but an excellent investment in your career. Subscribe to unlimited digital access on IBJ.com at IBJ.com/subscriptions.
  • Current Print Subscriber Questions
    • Will all the content from the print edition be online?
      • Yes! All print articles are searchable online at IBJ.com and are archived back to 2009.
    • I am a IBJ print only subscriber. What digital content can I view and how much?
      • Subject to the digital content meter, all articles are viewable by a print only subscriber. If you are currently a IBJ print only subscriber in good standing, IBJ is offering a limited time free upgrade to IBJ Premium digital+print at IBJ.com/upgrade for unlimited access and privileges.
    • Can I upgrade my current print only subscription to a IBJ Premium digital+print subscription?
      • Yes! For a limited time receive a free upgrade to IBJ Premium digital+print unlimited access and privileges at IBJ.com/upgrade.
    • What access to IBJ.com content does a IBJ print only subscription provide?
      • IBJ print only subscribers are subject to the digital content meter and can view a limited number of articles, blogs, top 25 lists in PDF format or video and can register for additional limited free digital content. If you are a IBJ print only subscriber, IBJ is offering a limited time free upgrade to IBJ Premium digital+print at IBJ.com/upgrade for unlimited access and privileges.
  • Current Digital Subscriber Questions
    • What is a digital subscriber?
      • IBJ offers two levels of digital service to IBJ content; IBJ Premium digital+print and IBJ digital only. Both offer unlimited access to IBJ.com on any web enabled device and includes special discounts on IBJ events/books and excel downloads of Top 25 lists.
    • What access to IBJ.com content does a digital subscription provide?
      • Unlimited access to IBJ.com on any web enabled device including special discounts on IBJ events/books and excel downloads of Top 25 lists.
    • Does the digital subscription include access on tablet and mobile devices?
      • Yes! IBJ Premium digital+print subscribers and IBJ digital subscribers have unlimited access on any web enabled device and content is optimized for desktops, tablets and smart phones.
    • I am a IBJ digital only subscriber; can I receive weekly print editions also?
      • Yes! IBJ offers a Premium digital+print subscription that delivers unlimited digital access plus 52 weekly print editions and the annual IBJ Book of Lists ($35 value) in December. Discounts on events/books and excel downloads of IBJ Top 25 lists are also included. Call Circulation 317-634-6200 to subscribe.
  • General Questions
    • I receive IBJ's free eNewsletters. What free content will I receive?
      • If you are receiving our free eNewsletters and are not a digital subscriber, you will be subject to the digital content meter requirements of limited free full articles per month. Clicks on “more” for the full article will be a view on the digital content meter. Register at IBJ.com/registration for additional free content or subscribe to a digital subscription at IBJ.com/subscriptions.
      • If you are a IBJ print only subscriber, IBJ is offering a limited time free upgrade to IBJ Premium digital+print at IBJ.com/upgrade that guarantees unlimited access. Otherwise newsletter subscribers will be subject to the digital content meter requirements of limited free articles per month.
      • If you are a digital subscriber, you have unlimited access to all digital content and privileges on IBJ.com at any time by logging in with your email and password.
    • Other news sites are free. Why should I pay for access to IBJ.com content?
      • IBJ has a 34+ year record of commitment and success delivering award winning reporting and analysis of local business news. While other sources aggregate national news or provide cursory coverage of local stories, IBJ is the only source with the resources and relationships to get the story vet the facts and uncover the insights local business professionals rely on.
      • We are in partnership with our readers. Regardless of changes accessing and paying for online news, one thing will not change: professional, insightful, local business reporting that has earned 19 journalism awards in the past three years alone will continue to earn your trust every issue, every story and every day.

Metered FAQ's